Eat Wisely .... Dance Nicely!
As much as learning
to dance its equally important to commit to a healthy food plan for an
efficient body. The
energy levels required by the dancers is directly connected with the food one
An unhealthy trend seen among dancers is to be slim beyond your basic healthy
body composition. Each of us is unique
in mind body and spirit and so are our eating habits. So its is
important is to choose wisely, then reasonably sustain this lifestyle change as
naturally as possible. The so called
food diets that many dancers fall victim to in order to maintain a slim frame
makes one prone to a host of unnecessary health problems from aches, pains,
spasms and strains along with deficiency
of vitamins and essential minerals in our body.
important is the need to hydrate oneself consistently. For this its wise to remember when one is
thirsty it is a sign of dehydration. So
drinking a moderate amount of water consistently would be a wiser idea. Its good to have a few sips of water
before during and after practice.A simpler idea
would be to start the day with at least 1 or 2 glasses of warm water as soon as
good breakfast which includes a healthy serving of fruits and some cereals and
proteins would help in kick starting one’s day.Instead of
having huge meals its healthy to break it into smaller portions and ensure you
have something every 4 hours in the day.
This ensures stable sugar levels.
If you like to snack, try carrying healthier options like fruits or
nuts, dry fruits than processed snacks.
It’s a good habit to include some protein during every meal as its helps
combat the tendencies of overeating and take care of one’s iron reserves.
And its a wise idea , trying to
include about 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.The simple way to ensure optimal nutrition is to have different colored vegetables . This way there will be a change in the flavour and taste of the food you eat .
Depending on the kind of workout one does , a good food plan will ensure an adjustments in food groups
according to the extra spending of energy in balanced amount.
Having about 30% fruits and veg , 30% of
carbohydrates – pasta rice 20% protein – lentils, eggs wheat potatoes, corn
,15%, milk and yoghurt cheese 5% fats – oils butter to constitute your food as regularly as possible .
plan is very important but the results do show on the person in time and
the so called dancers body is a result of both good dance practices as well as
good eating plan. This ensures a
healthier way of living. A simple way to ensure optimal nutrition is to have a dedicated time where you can focus on the food you eat without distractions . This will make you aware of what ever you are eating and gradually you will find that food you eat is satiating too.
is three dimensional and the energy requirements depends on the intensity of your practice as you improve your
dancing and increase your potential. But just as important is eating well its equally important to breathe well to digest the
food we eat for our health requirements.
This interconnect of our mind
and body shows in a surge and drop of energy levels in a dancer. The better our eating habits better our
dancing abilities . And better our dancing, better our mental and emotional health .